Parliament LIVE updates: PM Narendra Modi unveils government’s plan for New India, Sonia Gandhi remembers contribution of freedom fighters

By: | Updated: August 9, 2017 3:22 PM

Parliament LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking in the Parliament on Wednesday morning unveiled government's plan for New India and also remembered the Quit India Movement on its 7th anniversary.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking in the Parliament on Wednesday morning unveiled government’s plan for New India and also remembered the Quit India Movement on its 7th anniversary. The PM was addressing leaders in Lok Sabha on the 7th anniversary of the historic Quit Indian Movement.  The Prime Minister in the presence of all the leaders urged the people to pledge to free India from poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism, communalism & create a ‘New India’ of our dreams by 2022. He said the younger generation should be made aware of the historical events like Quit India movement. PM said people followed Mahatma Gandhi and the Quit India Movement marked the rise of a new leadership.

Here are Narendra Modi Parliament speech LIVE updates:

02: 40 PM: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha with Congress-led by Selja Kumari raising the Chandigarh stalking case, reported Times Now.

02: 15 PM: According to ANI, Rajya Sabha was adjourned after uproar in House over issue of credibility of Indian currency raised by Congress.

01:45 PM: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.

01: 30 PM: Lok Sabha members paid tribute to BJP MP Sanwar Lal Jat who passed away earlier today.

01:15 PM: “What is the point of passing Bills without adequate representation of women in both Houses?” asked the Tamil Nadu minister Kanimozhi.

01:00 PM: Speaking at the Parliament earlier today,  NCP ‘s Majeed Memon said, “After years of Independence, India still a prisoner of poverty.”

12: 45 PM: “Those who do not speak Hindi are not Hindus and eat what the majority doesn’t like also contributed to Indian independance,” said Karunanidhi Kanimozhi in Rajya Sabha.

12: 30 PM: Speaking at the Parliament, TMC leader Prof Sugata Bose kicks up controversy, says many parties had betrayed independence movement. In an indirect attack to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Bose said “some parties had betrayed the August Kranti movement.”

12: 20 PM: Watch the Zero Hour of the Parliament session:

12:05 PM: Taking a dig at the other parties, the Congress President said that some organisations had opposed the Quit India Movement and didn’t have any role in freedom struggle.

12:03 PM: Talking about the current situation of politics in India, Sonia Gandhi said, “Nafrat aur badle ki rajneeti ke badal chha gaye hain, public space mein behes ki gunjaish kam ho rahi hai.”

11:59 AM: “A lot of atrocities were committed on the protesters, but no one stepped back: Sonia Gandhi on Quit India Movement,” Sonia said.

Watch snippet of Sonia Gandhi’s speech at the Parliament today:

11:58 AM: She started her speech by remembering the contribution of India’s freedom struggle. “During freedom struggle, Pandit Nehru spent several years in jail, many Congress workers died in jail,” Sonia said.

11:55 AM: After the Prime Minister, Congress President Sonia Gandhi is now addressing the Lok Sabha.

11:52 AM: PM said in the coming years, we will eradicate illiteracy and malnutrition from the country. He said we will move forward with the slogan of, “karenge or kar ke rahenge.”

11:50 AM: Speaking about GST, PM Modi said it was the success of a government or a political party but of the entire nation. He said it is a wonder for the world. “If we can take a decision about GST, we can do a lot more”, he added.

Watch snippet of PM Narendra Modi’s speech at the Parliament today:

11:48 AM: PM said between 2017 and 2022, the government will work to achieve the goals set by the freedom fighters.

11:46 AM: Talking about the role of women in India, PM Modi said they played an important role.

11:43 AM: Talking about the poor law and order situation in the country, the Prime Minister said there are many small things we do without realising that we are actually breaking the law.

11:42 AM: Talking about corruption in India, PM Modi said it has adversely impacted our development journey. “Poverty, lack of education & malnutrition – these are big challenges our nation faces. We need to bring a positive change in this regard,” he added.

11:38 AM: Talking about Mahatma Gandhi, the Prime Minister said, people, followed his call for Quit India Movement. “Our freedom was not only about our country. It was a defining moment in bringing an end to colonialism in other parts of the world too,” PM said.

11:36 AM: “The Quit India movement marked the rise of a new leadership. They supported Mahatma Gandhi during the movement,” PM said.

11:35 AM: PM said it is important for the younger generation to know about the historical moments like Quit India movement.

11:32 AM: “This is a special occasion – we remember the Quit India movement. Remembering such movements gives us strength as a nation,” says PM.

11:30 AM: PM Narendra Modi says create New India for our dream.

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